The issues experienced by organisations in attracting and retaining Indigenous talent is primarily a structural one. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees absolutely have the skills and tenacity to thrive in corporate Australia
The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week, “More than a Word: Reconciliation Takes Action”, feels very timely to me. It’s a good prompt for us to stop and reflect, have our actions created change?
When I was at school, Australian history started with Abel Tasman in 1642 and Captain Cook in 1770. From our text books these were the “civilised” people who “found” our country – although I always wondered how something could be found if it wasn’t technically “lost” in the first place.